Richard Kemp: IT will bring the biggest shakedown yet to law


Information will move 500 times faster by 2034, providing the means for cloud-based advice services to take a major slice of the legal market

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Charles Martin: Partner performance management can make or break a firm


From a firm’s culture to the nuts and bolts of service delivery and business performance, it all stems from how you choose to manage your partners


Sir Nigel Knowles: No means Yes to UK-wide prosperity


If we see devolved government in the UK following the Scottish referendum it is likely to benefit businesses in all areas

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When a leader's listening skills are also survival skills


Law firm leaders must show a high degree of self-awareness in managing partner dissatisfaction or their firms could be at risk 

Robert Lewis

Alibaba IPO shows why lawyers matter


Following the record-setting IPO of Alibaba, Jack Ma is now a global business icon.

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Peter Kalis: Don’t underestimate the Australians


US and UK firms routinely deride the market Down Under. Here’s why Australians deserve more respect


Nigel Knowles: Protect our national treasure – creativity


An IP crackdown is needed to safeguard and develop the £70bn contribution the creative industries make to the UK economy

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Tony Williams, principal, Jomati Consultants: Hope for the best, plan for the worst


The financial crisis has led to a new working environment and that means firms must make difficult decisions on how they work if they want to survive


Mark Brandon: The cultural costs of those sky-high salaries


Why is lawyers’ pay so high? Not because it benefits the business, say the stats

Behind the Law


Charles Russell Speechlys adopts Charles Russell career structure post-merger

31-Oct-2014 | By Richard Simmons

The new firm will adopt Charles Russell’s career structure, while its associate training scheme will be re-examined and developed.

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BLP tells headhunters: find female talent to help us hit our diversity target

28-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has become the latest firm to aim for an improvement in the number of women making partner.


Pulling the plug: are failing deals set to impact long-term M&A?

27-Oct-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

M&A is a high-risk business where there are many motivations to drop a deal beyond crunching the figures. In this last week alone, three major international deals have pulled the plug – but how is this instability affecting the legal market? 

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Charles Russell Speechlys' Carter: "An incredible amount of work needs to be done"

31-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Tomorrow, on 1 November, the global legal market will usher in its newest member - the newly-merged Charles Russell Speechlys.


"It could be win/win for us and for him": Weil's Francies on losing Lucas

24-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

In his 14 years at the helm of Weil Gotshal & Manges’ London office, Mike Francies has overseen a wealth of change, watching the office transform from a private equity and structured finance focused outfit into a broader beast.

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